Gun Violence Prevention Candidate Wins Virginia Senate District 37 Primary Election

Brady endorsed Saddam Azlan Salim for his commitment to preventing gun violence.

Washington, D.C., June 21, 2023 – On Tuesday, Saddam Azlan Salim won the Democratic primary for Virginia Senate District 37. Earlier this month, Brady PAC, the sister organization of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, endorsed Salim, the first national gun violence prevention organization to do so. The endorsement was rooted in his commitment to preventing gun violence in the Commonwealth, including banning assault weapons and expanding universal background checks.  

Kris Brown, Chair of Brady PAC Board, said:

“The safety of Virginia’s children and families was on the ballot last night, and Virginia’s 37th District chose a candidate who reflects a steadfast commitment to protecting the Commonwealth from gun violence. Saddam Aslan Salim’s win symbolizes Virginians’ desire for lawmakers to do everything they can to show up and meaningfully fight this public health epidemic. This was the sole primary contest we at Brady PAC made an endorsement in this cycle, because Salim ensured gun violence prevention was a cornerstone in his campaign. We look forward to working to get him into the Senate where he will make it a part of his legacy. When we have gun violence prevention champions in our legislatures truly representing the desires of their constituents, we all win. Virginia has won a champion for their communities who will forge a safer future for all.”


Brady PAC is dedicated to a singular goal: creating a safer America by supporting and investing in candidates who are committed to enacting, improving, and defending Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) policies across the country. It upholds the policy ideals championed by its sister organization, Brady — one of the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention grassroots advocacy organizations. 

Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.